Monthly Archives: January 2017

Housing for a Growing California: Details on My Housing Reform Bill

Today, I’m releasing more details on my housing reform bill, Senate Bill 35 — the Housing Accountability and Affordability Act. A fact sheet is attached at the end of this post.


California is in a housing shortage due to decades of underproduction of housing at all income levels. Too often our cities aren’t taking their responsibility seriously to build housing for people who live and work in our communities, and this hits middle income,

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Peak Millennial? Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost From the Young

Over the past decade, many American cities have been transformed by young professionals of the millennial generation, with downtowns turning into bustling neighborhoods full of new apartments and pricey coffee bars. But soon, cities may start running out of millennials. A number of demographers, along with economists and real estate consultants, are starting to contemplate what urban cores will look like now that the generation — America’s largest — is cresting.


Millennials are generally considered to be those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s or early 2000s,

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Snow-Covered Architecture Around the World

A light dusting of snow makes everything a little more beautiful—even some of the most incredible architecture in the world. As winter gets into full swing and the flakes begin to fall, we’re visiting snow-covered sites across the globe, from Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, in Plano, Illinois, to the Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing. See how historic and contemporary architecture is transformed by the elements into peaceful winter wonderlands.

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